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Join renowned Spey casting instructor and Sage Ambassador Scott O’Donnell and his crew of die-hard steelhead guides at Speywater Lodge for four days of Spey instruction and steelhead fishing. Scott and his crew are master instructors and the Grande Ronde is the best place we know of to learn the art of Spey casting and improve your swing fishing skills.  Scott’s Spey School is an incredible opportunity to learn or improve your Spey casting and steelhead fishing with some of the best instructors around, while fine-tuning a personal setup. All of this along the banks of the beautiful Grande Ronde River.

OVER THE COURSE OF FOUR DAYS YOU WILL LEARN:

– Choosing a rod for the fisheries and species you’re targeting

– Pairing lines and rods

– Line design and uses – Skagit, Scandi, mid-head, long head

– Reading steelhead water

– Fly tying steelhead patterns

– Basic to advanced Spey casting techniques

– Basic to advanced swing fishing techniques


Capacity: 8

2020 Dates: October 13th – 18th

2 Days Casting Instruction
2 Days Guided Fishing

Rate: $2,950 per person for a 5 night/4 day package

Included: Accommodations and meals at lodge, guided fishing, flies and leaders; Sage steelhead Spey rods and reels and RIO Products Spey lines for demo use.

Not Included: Airfare, rental car, gratuities, fishing licenses, and alcohol.

Travel Information: Guests will need to make their way to the lodge which is location just outside of Troy, OR.  The nearest airport is Lewiston, ID, and rental cars are available there.

More Information about Speywater Lodge: https://www.flywatertravel.com/destination/SpeyWaterLodge


To learn more or reserve your space please call Jesse at 800.552.2729

Inquire


ITINERARY:

Day 1:
3:00PM: Arrive at Speywater Lodge
Cocktail Hour: Introduction to tackle and rigging

Day 2:
8:00AM – Noon: Casting Demonstration and instruction concentrating on Double Spey and Snap T with floating lines and tips.
Noon – 1:00PM: Lunch at the lodge
1:00PM – 5:00PM: On water instruction with professional instructor
Cocktail Hour: Line design and uses – skagit, scandi, mid-belly, long line

Day 3:
8:00 – 10:00AM: Demonstration on casting skagit, scandi, mid-belly, long line. Introduction to single Spey
10:00AM – 5:00PM: On water instruction with professional instructor
Cocktail Hour: Choosing a rod for the fisheries and species you’re targeting – pairing lines and rods

Topics covered during guided fishing:
-Reading steelhead water
-Casting for the type of water
-Line / tip choice for the type of water
-Fly choice
-Fly presentation.

Day 4:
8:00AM – 5:00PM: Guided fishing with professional instructor.
Post Dinner: Fly tying demonstration

Day 5:
8:00AM – 5:00PM: Guided fishing with professional instructor.

Day 6:
Depart lodge for home or points beyond.


RECOMMENDED TACKLE:

At Spey School, you’ll have access to a wide range of Sage’s Spey rods and reels with RIO Products Spey lines to match. This is a great opportunity to create a setup for your home waters, or any fishery you may be visiting in the future. That said, we’ve spent countless days on the Grande Ronde, so if you’re looking for our favorites, we feel confident in suggesting the following for Grande Ronde steelhead.

Fly Water Travel Favorite Skagit/Sink-Tip Setup:

Rod: 12 ft. 6-weight Sage X (6120-4)
Reel: Sage SPEY Reel 6/7/8
Head: RIO Products Skagit Max Short, 450 grains
Shooting Line: RIO Products GripShooter 44 lb.
Leader/Tips: RIO Products InTouch Medium Skagit MOW Tips
Tippet: RIO Products Steelhead/Salmon Tippet, 12 lb.

Fly Water Travel Favorite Scandi/Floating Line Setup:

Rod: 12 ft. 6 in. 6-weight Sage IGNITER (6126-4)
Reel: Sage SPEY Reel 6/7/8
Head: RIO Products Scandi Shooting Head, 400 grains
Shooting Line: RIO Products GripShooter 44 lb.
Leader/Tips: RIO Products Spey VersiLeader 10 ft. or RIO Steelhead/Salmon 12 ft., 12 lb. tapered leaders
Tippet: RIO Products Steelhead/Salmon Tippet, 12 lb.